The Importance of Preventive Care

The Importance of Preventive Care

May 1, 2019

If you could prevent a catastrophic health problem, wouldn’t you do it? With preventive dental care from your Danbury, CT, dentist, Dr. George Landress, you can dramatically reduce your chances of developing decay, gum disease, and even late-stage oral cancer! The expert services offered by Dr. Landress keep smiles healthy and bright—read on to learn more!

Just what is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry encompasses the at-home and in-office care which helps maintain healthy gums, proper bite, and strong tooth enamel. Your daily brushing and flossing, alongside a diet high in fruits and vegetables, works to keep tooth surfaces and gums free of toxic plaque and hard tartar. Coupled with semi-annual cleanings and check-ups from your Danbury, CT, dentist, you’ll have a healthy set of teeth that is less prone to periodontal disease, tooth decay, and failing restorations.

When you come to Dr. Landress’ office for a routine visit, your hygienist and dentist will perform a series of services that include:

  • Tooth-scaling
  • Digital X-rays (as needed)
  • Periodontal probing and charting (measurements that assess gum and bone health)
  • Oral cancer screening (a visual check and inspection with the innovative Velscope system)
  • Inspection for decay, proper dental bite, and jaw function
  • A check of existing restorations and tooth replacements

For qualified patients, Dr. Landress also offers in-office fluoride treatments and plastic sealants, both of which add layers of protection against tooth decay.

Why such vigilance?

It’s simple: a healthy smile means a healthy you! Left unchecked, periodontal disease degrades your overall health and leads to tooth loss. Furthermore, tooth decay is the leading chronic health issue among American children, according to the Center for Disease Control. And, then there’s oral cancer—a potentially deadly disease, that if caught early can be cured. Undetected until its later stages, however, the success rates plummet.

Bottom line, Dr. Landress wants you and your family to be healthy and happy!

Find out more

Make sure that you avail yourself to everything modern dentistry offers. Call Dr. George Landress in Danbury for your cleaning and check-up today: (203) 743-7608.

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